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Crescendo (Hush, Hush #2)

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Nora should know better than to think her life can return to normal after falling in love with a fallen angel. And Nora's life isn't normal - her dad was murdered, and the facts about his death just don't add up. Now Nora's own life is in imminent danger. Are she and Patch strong enough for the battle ahead?
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 28th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (first published October 19th 2010)
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Prashanti nora is not dumb u will understand her full character up in finale........... hush hush series is the best book ever.... its so awesome
Ana No they are both excellent but the second one is so full of action suspense hatred... IT IS SO STRESS FULL !
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Dec 04, 2013 Mel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: masochists and twitards
EDIT: 16/9/2012
I edited this review just a bit. It's an old review but I think I could have worded some things a little better.

There were many Paranormal YA series where I couldn't possibly continue reading after the first book, but the Hush, Hush series is special. Despite the fact that yes, it is merely another abuse-glorifying panty-wetter, the unintentional hilarity just makes the books so much fun to read (in a twisted masochistic kinda way).

Crescendo is like a bright shining star of heav
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shady boots
Hey. Hey, Patch?

Yeah, you. Right there. Patch Cipriano? Hey there. Hi.



I will not read any more of this garbage.
Carol Chan
So I was at Borders the other day, and this book was on the shelf and underneath it read 'Patch is the bad boy Edward wishes he was'.
Of course, the idea of a forbidden-ish love story will always remind us of You-Know-What, but i'm seriously saying that this book is addictive enough for it to be a crime to compare it twilight. It has its own characters and instead of VAMPIRES, its about ANGELS and that makes me happy because angels are as cool, or even more so, than vampires. And yes I have a fet
Nov 05, 2010 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Spoilers are coming up, but mostly about the 'relationship' between Nora and Patch.

Also: pretend I'm reading this out loud to you, while I'm barely able to remember what they taught me in my anger management classes, and with a voice that's a few notches above normal volume. There's also some foaming at the mouth and a very, very strained and scary smile on my face.

*clears throat* Here goes...

Dear Nora,

How shall I put this... You are a stupid, stupid girl. The guy who loves you spends his time,
Holly marie
Oct 30, 2010 Holly marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like love stories or twilight ?
Recommended to Holly marie by: myself
Actually in love with this book !!!
Just read it, in a day.
I cannot describe how much i adore it though, i have to say its my favourite one i've ever read.
Got this off amazon yesterday, and i started reading and was hooked,
i had to go out that night, and slept out and all i could think about was the book, it was that capturing. I started reading it this morning and finished this afternoon.
A Billion times better than hush hush, the author did an amazing job,
can't wait for the next one, what a c











not this shit again Pictures, Images and Photos

This book is a classic example of a horrible imitation of Twilight, Evermore and City of Bones .

Add some cliches, one-dimensional hot guy, annoying, whiny, suicidal, boring, petty, clingy, stalkerish, slutty, stupid female heroine Nora Grey aka The New Bella Swan , with a pinch of Anti-Feminism and damn add that gorgeou
Sometimes, if you're really lucky, a book will teach you a lesson or give you something valuable you can carry with you through your entire life. Crescendo gave me an unexpected gift although lesson might be too generous a term. It's a sort of 'I've been through this so that can't possibly be as bad.' I am no longer afraid of childbirth (or other really painful experiences but specifically childbirth) because I know that the pain of labor does not usually add up to the amount of hours I spent wi ...more
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Someone please pass me that voodoo doll? I have to hurt Nora.

Thank you. I'm feeling better now.

I’ve spent the last 8 hours literally gulping down this book. My fingernails are bitten down, my eyes are red-rimmed, my hair is all tousled because I kept pulling it...basically, I look like a lunatic.

Well, that Nora’s acting beyond stupid in this book has already been established by several of the bookers so I will not waste my breath on this and get all worked up again. I’ve thrown my book across th
Feb 21, 2011 SKB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Natalie Monroe
My brain, guys. My brain.

Reading this book is the equivalent to listening to Vogon poetry. It may not liquify your brain (not yet anyways. Give it another two books), but it will lead to a massive decrease in brain cells.

First off, the plot.

Hold on a sec. Plot? What plot?

Crescendo is not so much a story about hostile archangels and the opposing Nephilim than it is about a girl breaking up with her boyfriend and immediately wants him back.

And let's not forget the slutty bitch that he gets toget
Jan 01, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Awesome, fun and highly entertaining, but not as good as the first.............. I was able to guess last year what this book would be about, not hard to figure out, but the execution was iffy at best, and as for Patch, he disappointed me this time round *pouts*

As for Nora and her need to question and doubt everything anyone does, especially Patch, this is my answer to her...........

Its a good book, and I will read the next one, but, well, I think the pictures have made my POV very clear.
Oct 15, 2010 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ya, arc, bestie-reads
Updated on 10/15/10: Group review of crescendo on Bewitched Bookworms. Pics of tossed book & time out corner included.

At this moment in time, I will write a very simple review (numbered of course):

1. I threw this book a few times. I have the photos to prove it.
2. The novel also spent some time in the Time Out corner for misbehaving. (Can you expect anything less from a book with Patch in it?)
3. Speaking of Patch: More pleeeeeeeease.
4. Nora. Dude. Chi
I’ve been thinking about names. Why Nora, of all names? Nora Grey. I get the Grey thing: it’s less obvious than Beautiful Graceful Bird (was once an ugly duckling) Bella Swan. Nora Grey – the woman of honour who is neither good (white) nor bad (black). Total traditional dichotomies, I know. Shades of grey abound. Because although Nora isn’t as empty-headed as your standard YA PNR heroine (Bella, Luce) she is still pretty stupid and driven by hormones. Nora. Nora Grey.

Well I’ve got to hand it to
I flew through my first reading of Hush, Hush completely smitten over Patch. What can I say? Guess I never fully banished the high school idiot in me. During my second reading of Hush, Hush I sorta, kinda started to notice that the story wasn't all that good...or good at all. It was much the same as far as Crescendo goes, only this time I wasn't even swooning over Patch, the a-hole, who completely lost his smarmy charm in this book for me.

The whole thing was very "New Moon," things start off won
Short review: Stupid girl jumps to wrong conclusions and makes stupid decisions. Of course, if she hadn't had been so dumb, we wouldn't have a novel.

Long review: I found myself frustrated most of the novel with the lack of recapping. It hasn't been that long since I read Hush, Hush, so I remember the characters, but what I couldn't remember was these assumptions Fitzpatrick jumped to in her angel lore. I remember not quite buying into it, and that could be part of the problem, but whenever Nora
Cait Grace
ERM. So. I pretty much loathed this book. I didn't mind Hush, Hush. The romance was all sorts of wrong, but I found Patch to be an intriguing character and Nora to be passionate and curious. But in Crescendo? HOLD MY ACHING HEAD, I CANNOT TAKE ANYMORE OF THEIR SHENANIGANS. I would like to slap both their faces with a tuna fish. ERGHHHHHH.

Do you know what I want when I read an angel book? I WANT ANGELS DON'T ANGEL THINGS. What is the point of this series??? Do the angels pop over the place? Nope
Apr 04, 2011 ajia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I've been dying to read crescendo for ages and was ecstatic when I finally got my hands on it. The book was everthing I wanted and more! It's filled with great dialogues and witty remarks. It starts off with nora's dad being murdered and the rest of the book follows the mystery of who the killer was. Meanwhile nora and patch are also goin through a tough time. They break up over a row after nora hears he was hanging round marcie's house and soon he starts roaming round her 24/7. It was maddening ...more
Nov 16, 2010 Kristy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not even sure where to begin........
1. I couldn't get even remotely into this until about page 200
and that's not good.
2.The Patch Marcie Patch Norah triangle got OLD quickly!
3. The Rixon bad guy thing was predictable
4. Vee gets on my nerves
5. I don't think I like the direction book #3 is going to take
6. I almost feel like I am reading a Completely different series that what Hush, Hush.. It doesn't even feel like they go together.. to a point.
7. The Scott giving Norah a car at the end was far-fet
Feb 02, 2014 Grace rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one, not even my worst enemy
During Reading
*throws book across room*
*lights it on fire*
*rips Nora out of the book*
*lights her on fire*
*lights everything on fire*

First off, Becca, you have completely f**** up with making these characters, holy crap. I have the feeling you hate the entire female population because of how incredibly stupid and irritating you made Nora. Name one positive quality of Nora. I'LL JUST STOP YOU RIGHT THERE BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE.
Jan 30, 2011 Neep rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know how to begin. This book is aimed at teenagers? That's the most horrific part. Impressionable young teenage girls will be reading this thinking that relationships this abusive are 'sexy' and desirable, and that Nora's attitude to her TTLY SRS 2 MONTH RELATIONSHIP is normal and not creepy and over the top at all. It makes me want to gag. She's such an awful role model. At one point she claims she wants to kill herself because she can't be with her boyfriend of 2 months any more. ...more
Nee dit is dus geen serie voor mij... Lees hier waarom:
Feb 19, 2011 Ceilidh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Davina deNeveu
Feb 08, 2010 Davina deNeveu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Hush, Hush in a day I have to admit it is very addicting, very good writing. I love it, I mean I am honestly thinking of re reading it again the very next day, so I have it marked on my calendar for when this book 'Crescendo' comes out because honestly I was just thinking to myself 'God I hope there is a part 2!

Honestly I am strictly Vampire 'Romance' type of girl... (no not twilight, Sookie Stackhouse, Morganville, Anita Blake, etc) untill I came upon two books. Fallen... and Hush Hush.
Wow. It looks breathtaking.
I really can't wait!!!- DYING TO READ IT...
Hush HUsh is my fav book in the world-
and I will do anything for it.
It is my life, my destiny, and really my everything.
Though I don't get the Marcie Millar part (my 6th sense tellin me that itz a distraction) I am looking forward to the father's past.
I love u!! (talkin 2 the book)
Feb 08, 2015 ᴄᴀᴍ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Debería ser ilegal que un libro terminara así, en serio. Este libro fue muy distinto a Hush Hush, en ciertas partes me gusto menos, y en otras mas, pero creo que lo supero. Luego de conocer todo este mundo, van reapareciendo temas que no se tocaron muy a fondo en el primer libro, como la muerte del padre de Nora, y eso me gusto mucho.
Hablando de Nora, en este libro se vuelve totalmente infumable, insoportable. Se que algunas de sus acciones son justificadas, pero joder, a veces dan ganas de mat
What is it with female protagonists finding guys who are complete assholes attractive? I don't understand. Nora pisses me off so damn much. All she wants is Patch. Ugh. And Vee? Worst friend in the history of civilization. She's so damn annoying as well.
Jan 05, 2011 Krystle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Annoying. That's what this book is.

You know who's really annoying though? Nora. Damn I need to slap that woman ten million times until her face gets a new one. Like, seriously? Since this book is in first pov you just can't escape her overly dramatic and melodramatic thoughts that are super ridiculous. First, her and Patch have this huge fight and break up over something really stupid. Then just two minutes later she's all "omg, I want to take my words back" and is all bawling and sad but you kn
Sep 25, 2011 Missie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya

Review *major spoilers*
Oh my evil chiffy! Me thinks that Fitzpatrick has been kidnapped by devious Nephilims as evident by how she left me hanging at the end!

I can't quite identify what it is about this series that has me feeling at odds, but I think it is time for me to admit that I'm in an unhealthy love/hate relationship with these books. My thoughts are all over the place. On one hand, I want to praise, on the other, I want rant. The one sure thing I
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Becca Fitzpatrick grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden with a flashlight under the covers. She graduated college with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely prowling sale racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV. She is the author of the bestselling HUSH, HUSH Saga. Her new book BLACK ICE arrives in book ...more
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